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gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8771161

I'm giving up for a while growing my regular crops in my garden. Hate to take the fence down. Any suggestions on what to plant , if anything, while it rests and I decide what's next? What about Alfalfa? The soil is not the best (sandy, no clay, low in minerals.)
duck_toller
Middleton, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 23, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8773847

I love picking out the unusual. How about sunflowers?

Blueberries?
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8774300

No, sunflowers takes work, weeding, etc. Blueberries are kind of a long term plant IMO, and want a more acid soil, if I remember correctly. I'm after improving the soil with something that takes little work.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8779383

I found a neat site that might help you.

Several kinds of clover are mentioned, as iare plants for sandy soils.

http://www.kerrcenter.com/publications/covercrop.PDF
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8779726

Great article - thanks!!

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